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Man United want to replicate Liverpool by making this key backroom addition

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Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward

Manchester United are keen on adding a data scientist to the club

Manchester United are keen to replicate Liverpool and form their own in-house research team, according to The Athletic (h/t Daily Star).

The Reds have Dr Ian Graham, who was hired to help with injury prevention and recoveries, along with performances on the pitch.

The report claims that Ed Woodward and owner Joel Glazer want to set up something similar, and Woodward wants to get on with this project after it was slowed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Solskjaer admits Van de Beek will get his opportunities
Solskjaer admits Van de Beek will get his opportunities

United were searching for a Director of Football, according to reports, but the Red Devils aren’t keen on adding one.

However, they are keen on adding a data scientist to improve several areas of the club (h/t Daily Star).

The report adds that United are close to signing a person for this role soon, with Head of Development, John Murtough drawing up a list of candidates.

Glazer and Woodward would be going through the list of candidates before a decision is made. However, the Red Devils are looking at someone possibly from a pharmaceutical background (h/t Daily Star).

Van de Beek has impressed for Manchester United
Van de Beek has impressed for Manchester United

That isn’t all as the candidate is also expected to help out in the business side of the team, according to the report.

Helping out Woodward?

The Red Devils could do with someone to help Woodward out. The report claims that Woodward is the man who is behind our transfer dealings and he had to work hard this summer.

We missed out on targets such as Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham, however, Donny van de Beek was one of the big names who joined us in the summer.

David De Gea (right) and Jurgen Klopp

Woodward could do with some help in the transfer side of things, and it will be interesting to see who joins us in this role.

Liverpool have turned things around over the years while we have lagged behind. The Reds have stuck with their manager while we have chopped and changed.

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Hopefully, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gets the time to get things right.